This week I did some research to try to build a hamburger menu that opens a slide-out navigation panel, a common design pattern nowadays. But I wanted to ensure the whole thing was keyboard-friendly and as accessible as possible.
I’m not 100% sure what I’ve come up with is the most accessible solution, but I did consult a number of decent sources on building accessible navigation menus like these. I also did some rudimentary testing using the free NVDA screen reader, to ensure there are no major problems.
You can view the demo embedded below on CodePen:

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Keyboard-friendly and Accessible Hamburger Menu by Louis Lazaris (@impressivewebs)
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If you want to try a non-CodePen version to do some accessibility testing on it, you can view it via the button below:

While I did my best to make this as accessible as possible, I’m more than happy to hear any suggestions. Here are the features of the component:
It’s keyboard-friendly, so you can use the…

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